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Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain

 

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB Z2315 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB Z2315 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain. Photo by Chris Cannon

 

Duxford's Battle of Britain Hangar is probably the most interesting of them all with Duxford Aerodrome being connected with World War II. The hangar houses various countries aircraft from notable periods in history such as the First World War, Second World War and the Cold War. Hangar 4 exhibits the events of the Second World War during a time when the United Kingdom was exposed to new attacks from the air. Some of the aircraft on display include a Hawker Hurricane that flew with No. 65 Squadron and a Messerschmitt Bf-109E which did a forced landing due to an engine failure whilst flying during The Battle of Britain.

 

A few notes for your diary

D-Day Anniversary Air Show - 24 & 25 May 2014

Flying Legends - 12th & 13th July 2014

The Duxford Air Show - 13th & 14th September 2014

 

For the Duxford Air Show section

Imperial War Museum Duxford website

 

The Battle of Britain - Air Defence and Duxfords History
Maybach Aero engine at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Bristol F.2B Fighter E.2581/13 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB Z2315 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB Z2315 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB Z2315 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia G-AIST AR213 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 1190, ex-Bf109E-4/N, ex-4/JG 26 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 1190, ex-Bf109E-4/N, ex-4/JG 26 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Cierva C.30 Avro 671 Rota Mk 1 Autogiro G-ACUU HM580 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Percival Proctor III G-ALCK LZ766 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Vickers Varsity T.Mk 1 G-BEDV WJ945/21 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Bristol Bloodhound Mk I at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Bristol Bloodhound Mk I at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Hawker Nimrod II G-BURZ K3661 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Hawker Nimrod II G-BURZ K3661 starter at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 21 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Hawker Hunter F6A XE627/T, Gloster Javelin FAW.9 XH897 and McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 (F4M) XV474 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 (F4M) XV474 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 (F4M) XV474 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 (F4M) XV474 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 (F4M) XV474 machine gun at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Gloster Javelin FAW.9 XH897 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Gloster Javelin FAW.9 XH897 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Gloster Javelin FAW.9 XH897 engine at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Hawker Hunter F6A XE627/T at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Gloster Meteor F.8 WK991 at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Fieseler Fi.103 VI German VI flying bomb replica at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Heinkel engine at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain
Heinkel tail fin at Duxford Hangar 4 - The Battle of Britain

Images courtesy of Chris and Ross Cannon